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Data Privacy Alert: A Declaration for the Future of the Internet

Created on May 24, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

On April 28, 2022, 60 international partners including the European Commission and the United States issued a co-signed Declaration for the Future of the Internet. In publishing this agreement, the nations show their active support for an open, free, global, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet for everyone and commit to protecting and respecting human rights and privacy online and across the digital ecosystem. OverviewThe announcement recognizes that online networking is in a state of distress, with impacts on users, such as a lack of online privacy, censorship by authoritarian regimes and... Read More

It’s Time We Talked About In-Place Preservation (and Other Transformative E-Discovery Technologies)

Created on May 23, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

This article is republished from its original location on the ACEDS blog. E-Discovery is an ever-changing field. There’s always new technology cropping up—whether it’s a means of communication that legal teams need to account for or a new software solution that promises to change how e-discovery happens. The past couple of years have witnessed a major revolution in the way most organizations conduct business on a daily basis (Hello, Zoom, Slack, Teams, Google Meet, and all those other asynchronous and remote communication platforms we’re seeing out there every day!)—and together, they’re making... Read More

West Midlands Police Become First Force to Deploy Exterro’s Pioneering Cloud-Based Digital Forensics Platform and Surpass Digital Forensic Science Strategy Goal

Created on May 20, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

May 19, 2022, London, UK: Exterro Inc., the industry’s first provider of Legal GRC software, which unifies e-discovery, digital forensics and data privacy to drive successful, defensible outcomes for in-house legal, IT teams, privacy and law enforcement worldwide, today announced that the West Midlands Police are the first force to deploy its cloud-based digital forensics platform based on the FTK® Central platform housed on Microsoft Azure. This is a pioneering project that has paved the way for a national digital forensics service, enabling cases to be worked on remotely, officers to collaborate and cases... Read More

5 Lessons in Entrepreneurship from Exterro CEO Bobby Balachandran

Created on May 20, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

A month ago, Exterro CEO Bobby Balachandran addressed students at the GRD School of Commerce and International Business in Coimbatore, India, speaking about his journey from entrepreneur to successful CEO of Exterro, as well as on the entrepreneurial journey in general. Bobby and his partners founded Exterro in 2008, during the height of the Great Recession, when they became convinced that many of the biggest challenges of legal departments could be solved by approaching them as business problems, capable of optimization using data, intelligence, and technology. As Exterro grew from its roots... Read More

Case Law Alert: Hacking of Servers Doesn’t Warrant Spoliation Sanctions

Created on May 20, 2022


Vice President, E-Discovery

What are reasonable steps to preserve potentially relevant data under the FRCP? In Masterobjects v. Amazon.com Inc. (N.D. Ca. March 13, 2022), the court ruled that a data breach didn’t warrant spoliation sanctions—even if data was lost—if reasonable data security measures were taken.E-Discovery Case Overview In this case, the defendant contended that a variety of discovery violations were committed by the plaintiff, including but not limited to (1) not obeying a court issued discovery order and (2) potential spoliation. At the start of discovery, the magistrate judge ordered the plaintiff to... Read More

Forensic Collection in Zero Trust Environments

Created on May 20, 2022


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Zero Trust environments have become a hot topic in information technology and cybersecurity news in 2022, in large part because of the federal government's announced strategy to move toward zero trust architecture in January. Of course, it's not just public sector organizations that are adopting zero trust standards--it's also private enterprises. Whatever the nature of your business, it's understandable to want to learn more about zero trust environments and how to conduct effective forensic investigations in them. If that describes you, then make sure you check out Episode 6 of FTK Over... Read More

Exterro Meme Series: (Privacy) Iceberg Ahead!

Created on May 20, 2022


Senior Director of International Marketing

Many legal, privacy, and compliance officers have the mistaken impression that they know all about the personally identifying information (PII) they have in their organizational data. But the fact is, PII is usually dispersed throughout multiple systems, far more widely spread than most know. That's why performing a thorough data inventory is so important. If you don't believe me, check out  Exterro's Basics of Data Privacy: Data Mapping and Data Inventory and learn why it's critical for yourself. Read More